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There is little in life that a wise mind can't conquer. purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things will become easier for you. Live for today and enjoy every moment. Capture the best that life has to offer you.

Here's a collection of valuable quotes about life to inspire you to make the best out of it:

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." John C. Maxwell

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." Wayne Dyer

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." Lou Holtz

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." William James

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." Mahatma Gandhi

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." Dalai Lama

"There are three constants in life...change, choice and principles." Stephen Covey

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Lao Tzu

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein

"When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." Eleanor Roosevelt

"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." John F. Kennedy

"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah Winfrey

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C. S. Lewis

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." Amelia Earhart

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure." Paulo Coelho

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." Thomas Jefferson

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Vince Lombardi

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." Brian Tracy

"Today is life--the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." Dale Carnegie

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." Tony Robbins

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." Les Brown

"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." Aristotle

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." Elbert Hubbard

"Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." Billy Graham

"Each person must live their life as a model for others." Rosa Parks

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose--somehow we win out." Ronald Reagan

"Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." Vivian Komori

"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery--there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." Rick Warren

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." Matt Cameron

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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish Thomas Moore (This is one of my favorite wisdom quote.

Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

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Wisdom Quotes

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Wisdom knows what feelings are present without being lost in them.— Jack KornfieldThe Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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I know no wise person who doesn't read a lot.— Charlie Munger

reading

Acknowledging what you don't know is the dawning of wisdom.— Charlie Munger

knowledge

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.— Abraham Lincoln

communicationempathypersuasion

Even death is not to be feared by he who has lived wisely.— Gautama Buddha

death

Wisdom begins in wonder.— Socrates

wonder

Wisdom begins at the end.— Daniel Webster
Cleverness is not wisdom.— Euripides
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.— Sophocles
No man was ever wise by chance.— Seneca
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.— George Santayana
Wisdom at times is found in folly.— Horace
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.— Alfred North WhiteheadThe Aims of Education and Other Essays

knowledge and ignorance

Patience is the companion of wisdom.— Augustine of HippoA New Dictionary of Quotations

patience

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.— Euripides

silence

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

knowledge and ignoranceknowledge and wisdom

Some children are wiser than adults.— Lama Thubten Yeshe

children

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.— E. E. Cummings

kiss

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.— Colette
Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom.— Francois SaganThose Without Shadows

curiosity

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.— AeschylusAgamemnon

suffering

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.— Victor Hugo
Every wise man lives in an observatory.— Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

learning

Self reflection is the school of wisdom.— Baltasar Gracian
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.— Sophocles
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.— Francis Bacon

asking questions

It is better to be wise than to seem wise.— Origen
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.— Thomas Fuller

fortune

Wisdom is experience employed effectively.— Jamie Seagle
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.— Catherine the Great

forgiveness

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.— Robert C. Savage
Never bet your money on another man's game.— Laura Ingalls WilderFarmer Boy

money

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.— Bertrand Russell

fear

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.— Leonardo da Vinci

conceit

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.— Theodore Roosevelt
The wise man reads both books and life itself.— Lin Yutang

reading

A wise man's question contains half the answer.— Solomon Ibn GabirolThe Choice of Pearls

asking questions

Science may be learned by rote, but Wisdom not.— Laurence Sterne

education

The most important things in life aren't things.— Anonymous

life

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.— François de La RochefoucauldMaximes
When you know how to listen everyone is the guru.— Ram Dass

listening

To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom.— Anonymous

asking questions

In order to act wisely it is not enough to be wise.— Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.— William BlakeThe Marriage of Heaven and Hell

foolishnesstrees

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.— Juvenal
The wise person questions himself, the fool others.— Henri Arnold
To my extreme mortification I grow wiser every day.— Lady Mary Montagu
People get wisdom from thinking, not from learning.— Laura RidingFour Unposted Letters to Catherine

thinking

The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.— Socrates
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.— Norman Cousins
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

human nature

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.— Chuang TzuOn Leveling All Things
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.— David Jordan
Experience is what you get looking for something else.— Mary Pettibone PooleA Glass Eye at a Keyhole

experience

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

kindness

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.— African proverb

African proverbsknow-it-allsproverbs

It is easier to be wise for others than for one's self.— François de La RochefoucauldMaximes
Wisdom is the booby prize given when you've been unwise.— Piet Hein
Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man's only two choices.— Terri Guillemets

problems

Science is organized knowledge, wisdom is organized life.— Will DurantThe Story of Philosophy

science

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.— François de La Rochefoucauld
There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.— Aristotle
Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down.— Olive SchreinerThe Story of an African Farm
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.— Benjamin FranklinPoor Richard’s Almanack

folly

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.— Mary Browne

beliefsignorance

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.— Henry David ThoreauWalden
We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.— Talmud

character

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.— William WordsworthThe Excursion
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.— William Wordsworth
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.— James AllenAs a Man Thinketh
Wisdom that don't make us happier ain't worth plowing for.— Josh BillingsOn Ice: And Other Things
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?— Abraham Lincoln

enemiesfood for thought

The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.— Michel de Montaigne
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.— Henry David Thoreau
There is a wisdom of the head, and ... a wisdom of the heart.— Charles Dickens
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.— William JamesThe Principles of Psychology
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.— Phyllis Grissim-TherouxNight Lights: Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark

experiencemistakes

True strength is the flower of Wisdom, but its seed is action.— Anonymous

actionStrength

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.— Abraham Lincoln
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.— Confucius

names

It is the duty of a wise man to foresee evil and to prevent it.— Pittacus
All human wisdom is summed up in these two words—Wait and Hope.— Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo
A wise man is superior to any insults which may be put upon him.— Molière

insults

There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.— African proverb

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The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't talk much.— Germain Green Glidden

aging

There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment.— Malcolm Hein

judging

Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.— Samuel Coleridge

common sense

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.— Henry Wilson Allen

actionsilence

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.— William Osler

experience

Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.— Michel de MontaigneEssays

moderation

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.— ConfuciusAnalects

changehappiness

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.— William SaroyanNew York Journal-American

failureGoodnessvirtue

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.— Abraham Lincoln

actionresponsibility

There's no joy even in beautiful Wisdom, unless one have holy Health.— Simonides

health

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.— Oscar Wilde

socialism

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.— François de La Rochefoucauld

human nature

The wise don't expect lo find life worth living; they make it that way.— Anonymous

attitudepurpose of life

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.— Anonymous

Chinese proverbsproverbs

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.— Thomas J. Watson

time

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.— Bertolt BrechtThe Caucasian Chalk Circle
Wisdom makes but a slow defense against trouble, though at last a sure one.— Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of Wakefield

trouble

The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper.— Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human
To admit you don't know everything is the first step on the road to wisdom.— Anonymous

know-it-alls

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.— William Shakespeare

Fools

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.— James G. Huneker
People are never so near playing the fool as when they think themselves wise.— Lady Mary Montagu
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.— Martin H. Fischer

knowledge and wisdom

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.— Abraham Lincoln

experience

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.— H. L. Mencken

age

We do not need more knowledge but more wisdom. Wisdom comes from our own attention.— Gautama Buddha

knowledge and wisdom

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.— Doug Larson

funny

It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.— Tom Wilson

age

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.— F. A. HayekThe Road to Serfdom
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.— Walter Lippmann
Wisdom is greater than knowledge, for wisdom includes knowledge and the due use of it.— Joseph Burritt

knowledge

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.— Edith Wharton

how to live lifeinspirational

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.— William CowperThe Task: A Poem, in Six Books

knowledge and ignorance

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.— “SMILE” ZINGERS in Chicago Tribune

maturity

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.— Herb Caen

experience

Humanity has to travel a hard road to wisdom, and it has to travel it with bleeding feet.— Nellie McClungIn Times Like These
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.— Josh Billings

knowledge and wisdomlearning

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.— Lemuel K. Washburn
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.— Alan Alda

intelligence

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.— Doug LarsonGreen Bay Press-Gazette

listeningtalking

Science at best is not wisdom; it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.— Lord Peter Ritchie Calder

judgmentknowledgescience

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.— Sydney Harris
The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; the wise person grows it under his feet.— James Oppenheim

happiness

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.— Felix Frankfurter
Wisdom is a solid and entire building, of which every piece keeps its place and bears its mark.— Michel de MontaigneEssays
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.— Theodore Isaac Rubin

kindness

The steadfastness of the wise is but the art of keeping their agitation locked in their hearts.— François de La RochefoucauldMaximes
When we shift attention from experience to the spacious consciousness that knows, wisdom arises.— Jack KornfieldThe Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.— Sandra Carey

knowledge

We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.— Michel de Montaigne

knowledge and wisdom

To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.— Bertrand RussellMortals and Others: American Essays, 1931–35
Before strongly desiring anything, we should look carefully into the happiness of its present owner.— François de La Rochefoucauld

contentmenthappiness

People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.— Sydney Harris

happiness

Youth is harmed by having wisdom thrust upon it. Youth must gather wisdom slowly, in laughter and tears.— Mrs. Patrick CampbellMy Life and Some Letters

youth

Hope resides in the future, while perspective and wisdom are almost always found by looking to the past.— Greg Mortenson
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Short, Wise Quotes About Life

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WISDOM QUOTES

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks

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The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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The difference between a wise and foolish man is this--the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Wisdom comes only through suffering.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

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Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish.... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

HERMANN HESSE, Siddhartha

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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

LEONARDO DA VINCI, Thoughts on Art and Life

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Look about, my son, and see how little wisdom it takes to govern the world.

AXEL OXENSTIERNA, attributed, Day's Collacon

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There is a wisdom of the Head, and ... there is a wisdom of the Heart.

CHARLES DICKENS, Hard Times

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The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity.

SOPHOCLES, Antigone

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Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.

ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs

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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.

DOUG LARSON, attributed, Meditations for Living in Balance

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An ignorant man is always able to say yes or no immediately to any proposition. To a wise man, comparatively few things can be propounded which do not require a response with qualifications, with discriminations, with proportion.

HORACE MANN, Thoughts

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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

WALTER LIPPMANN, A Preface to Morals

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Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Necessity teaches wisdom, while prosperity makes fools.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions.

BRIAN HERBERT & KEVIN J. ANDERSON, Dune: House Harkonnen

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Here are all of the wisdom quotations that create our Wise Owl design! “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William.

76 Wise Quotes

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What defines true and profound love, a philosopher—or anyone who wants to better understand the emotion—might ask. To find answers, ponder wise words spoken by people who have achieved wisdom on the subject. Whether through experience, observation or examining the contents of their own mind, they've come up with insightful and memorable statements. Below is a collection of their philosophical and insightful quotes; some may shape your own view on love.

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen

"You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person." - anonymous quote

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit." - Peter Ustinov

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Nietzsche

"You don't love a woman because she's beautiful; she is beautiful because you love her." - anonymous

"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." - Thomas Mann

"When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in the house and sing for joy." - Brahma Sutra

"A fool in love makes no sense to me.
I only think you are a fool
If you do not love."
- anonymous quote

"The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention." - Richard Warren

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